Barry reviews the Mechanism Jersey and Bibshorts from Pas Normal Studios

To me, nothing says you are entering some riding form (and better weather) than bringing out the PNS kit. The colours are so vibrant that they look best in the summer sun (bonus points for being on an exotic col).

The race cut is flattering if you are in shape, but less so if you are carrying some winter weight (the Mechanism range is very aggressive, but they have a more relaxed range called Essentials as well).

On a recent trip to Mallorca I felt brave enough to wear the Mechanism outfit again, and was reminded just how good the kit is.

The bibs have a lovely elasticated strap and just feel PRO. You half expect to be given a race radio as well… The pad is very comfortable; 5 hour rides go by and the shorts just feel an extension of you.

The jerseys are tight, there are no two ways about it. But the cut is great, snug on the chest and tight in the arms, and the fabric is great at keeping your core under control when working hard. There is clearly a Placebo effect, but everytime I put the outfit on I want to go climbing…

This years colours are particularly punchy; my personal favourites are "Bright Red" (which is actually more Neon Orange) and the Blue (which is a vibrant electric blue). The Off-White looks great too - but you need to be far less messy than me to do it justice…

When I was first introduced to PNS 18 months ago I thought they were cool, but possibly a fad. The product development they have done in that time is very impressive and the kit is up their with the very best in class. If you like Pro cut and Scandi minimalism the Mechanism range is a match made in heaven.

PNS say:

This is our signature race fit jersey. A key element in your cycling wardrobe that we have tried and tested to near perfection for several seasons now. Lightweight with highly breathable side and back panels for low moisture absorption and quick drying.


Key Features:

  • Polyester Blend
  • Highly breathable side and back panels
  • Low moisture absorption and quick drying
  • 100% polyester pockets that won't stretch when your pockets are full
  • Zippered side pocket with protected insert
  • Made in Italy

Buy the PNS Mechanism jersey online
with free UK delivery

The Mechanism Bibshorts


  • Side panels & crotch: 82% Polyamid, 18% elastane.
  • Back panel: 80% polyester, 20% elastane. Sublimated print
  • Race fit
  • Made in Italy

Buy the PNS Mechanism Bibs online
with free UK delivery

PNS say:

The Mechanism bibs now feature a fully dyed fabric throughout. Perfectly fitted bib straps provide comfort on the longest rides and the optimized pad offers the best possible support when racing or training. The Mechanism bibs are designed with that clean, subtle Pas Normal Studios look.

About PNS

Based in Copenhagen, Pas Normal Studios bring a crisp, contemporary Danish aesthetic to their range of cycle clothing. What impresses us is that they combine this with proper performance materials and construction - this is high performing kit that's more than just a pretty face.

We've been championing their gear since their first collection, back in 2014, and we've seen them go from strength to strength. Each year the range evolves, taking in feedback from customers and pro riders alike.

Designed by cyclists, for cyclists, and with the emphasis very much on function as well as form, the proof is in the high performance - everything from the cut of the clothing to the materials used are chosen based on real riding experience. They've put the hours on on the bike testing this stuff, and it shows.

See more from Pas Normal Studios in-store at Bespoke Gresham Street, and in our online shop